Kids are the most prescious little bundles of energy in the universe. Let your little Miss thrill you as you watch her grow, watch her learn new things every day, and listen to her when she affectionately tells you, both by words, and by the things she does, that you are the most important person in her world.
I too am hoping you mend quickly, and get to spend time with us here. But give everything you can to Sofie, and save the chats with grown-ups (at least I think I'm a grown-up, there are those who would say differently
) for the times when she's napping, or at night when she's asleep.
Yes it is important to have a bit of "me" time. But it's so much more rewarding to see years of giving of yourself result in a beautiful young lady, who is strong, independant, with great values, and a plan for life.
I have a couple of those, and great sons as well. I wouldn't take back a minute of time given to them. They are my joy, and all the reward I will ever need.
Give lovingly of yourself and one day you will get to hear these words, and I quote from one of my daughters "Dad, you're my best friend." And when you do, your heart will melt. (Little girls are so good at wrapping thier Dads around the tiniest little fingers).
Get well and we'll enjoy your company and skills on this forum soon enough.
Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North